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Old 05-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Fabian Fabian is offline
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Default Re: Actual Blown Headgasket

quite possible that the engine was running on the lean side to put so much heat into the gasket.

I've done 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) and i've reused the same head gasket 5 times, with no heat related problems.
I'm surprised at how well those aluminium gaskets seal, even when they are reused multiple times.

Having said that, the gasket does ooze filthy black goo, but no more than the base gasket or the case gasket.

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Old 05-30-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Actual Blown Headgasket

The only reason most of us use wet paper is it doesn't plug up as quickly as dry paper does. With the paper very wet it sticks to the glass well enough you don't need to fasten it down. I generally use 220 then 400. I do a little polishing but just to the combustion chamber with Mothers polish. I think it helps keep carbon from sticking as quickly but it's probably not really doing anything. I use a piece of scrap 1/4" thick glass from a local glass place. Thinner glass can be flexed.
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